Yeah I know he is 26 and has been around for a while but I am really impressed with Tsongas progress this year. He has got the game to beat the best so what do you think? Does he have the potential to win a slam?
I think he does, but he needs to stay healthy and completely focused through a GS tournament.Yeah I know he is 26 and has been around for a while but I am really impressed with Tsongas progress this year. He has got the game to beat the best so what do you think? Does he have the potential to win a slam?
I doubt it, he's too inconsistent it seems to really trouble the top guys on a regular basis, especially at slams. He may win a slam if he gets a lucky draw and one of the top guys pull out or get eliminated early but it appears highly unlikely. His backhand seems like a liability and his mental game is not the greatest.
Then again, no one thought Djokovic was going to have the year he had this year, so I could be proven wrong.
Yes but Djokovic was a top 3 player for years who had already won a slam, reached other slam finals, won the WTF, and won a slew of Masters, before his major breakthrough this year.Inconsistent yes but mainly a real confidence player and if he is on he is as good as anyone.
Djokovic's year was largely due to his confidence when the times got tough. He didn't wilt and retire, he stepped up and beat Nadal and Federer when his back was against the wall. I can see Tsonga being a similar player.
Yes but Djokovic was a top 3 player for years who had already won a slam, reached other slam finals, won the WTF, and won a slew of Masters, before his major breakthrough this year.
Del Potro was slated to meet Murray in the quarters of USO 2009. It's anybody's guess if Del Potro would've managed had they met.He might win a masters but i think a slam is unlikely. To win a slam you must beat 3 of the top 4 and that is a tough ask for anyone. That is the reason why only Delpo won the US Open out of the Top 3 in the last couple of years because I can't imagine someone beating Federer in Quarters, Djokovic in Semis and Nadal in the Finals. Tsonga might win a slam if 2 of the top seeds are knocked out early but they have been pretty consistent this year. Who knows, with the top 4 in a bit of a mess at the moment aside from Federer who isn't getting any better, if the circumstances are right Tsonga may win a slam and that is a big IF. But I do expect good things from him, maybe rank no.
I know Jo's record against Murray but the only time they played at AO Jo won(in the year in which Murray finished top 5, reached USO final and won Cincy).The guy up 5-1 H2H?
Tsonga is the inspiration type who needs big fire to get his creativity flowing. Great shotmaker but probably not a slam winner.
Gasquet and Dolgo can take a Tsonga on a bad day IMO.Tsonga doesn't need to be on for seven matches. He's at a point where he can beat guys like Gasquet, Dolgopolov or Verdasco without playing his absolute best. He needs to be on for 3 or 4 matches to win a Slam. I'd say it's unlikely considering that in top form, he still didn't beat an old Federer last night. You are likely to have to go through at least two of the big four to win a Slam.
What? Tsonga ain't reaching another slam final, lol, let alone another 2 or 3 of them, lol. I'd be surprised if he made it to the 4th round of a GS again, same as Andy Murray, I think they're both finished now.Tsonga on for SEVEN MATCHES, 3 out of 5, in a row?
I'd like to see that but I don't think it's possible. Jo will likely be the kind of guy that reaches 3-4 GS finals(if not more) in his career but he needs to take every shot he gets if he wants to actually win one.
As many have said, he is simply too inconsistent.
This is pretty hilarious considering that Tsonga just made WTF finals and his results in slams this year have been: 3R(five setter with dolgo),3R(wawrinka beat him in a five setter),SF(beat by Djoko),QF(beat by Federer).What? Tsonga ain't reaching another slam final, lol, let alone another 2 or 3 of them, lol. I'd be surprised if he made it to the 4th round of a GS again, same as Andy Murray, I think they're both finished now.